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St. Genesius the Actor Ceramic Plaque

Item Number: 13264

Catalog Code: P141


Genesius the Actor Ceramic Plaque

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[or comedian, died c.300], was the favorite comedian of the day. He was converted while performing a play ridiculing the Christian practice of Baptism before the Emperor Diocletian. At the end of the play, he professed his faith before the Emperor and was tortured and beheaded. He is shown with the actor‚s mask, a violin, the baptismal font and a sword, the implement of his death. He is patron of actors and comedians, as well as converts, lawyers, printers, secretaries and victims of torture. His feast is August 25.



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9 1/2"  (24.1 cm) x 0"  More St. Andrew's Abbey Ceramics Gifts

   

St. Genesius

St. Genesius Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/25
Tridentine Calendar - 08/25


Patron Of: Actors, Comedians, Dancers, Dancing Teachers, Epilepsy, Lawyers, Montebanks, Organ Makers, Secretaries

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    An Actor hired to work in a play that made fun of Christian Baptism. In the middle of the performance he suddenly received a word from God, suddenly realized the truth of Christianity, and converted on stage. He refused to renounce his new faith, even at the emperor's orders, and was martyred by order of emperor Diocletian.

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    beheaded c.303 at Rome


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